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Full text of "Linguistic Survey Of India Vol Ii Mon Khmer Siamese Chinese Families"

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TAI GROUP,

KHIMTI.

I.

TRANSCRIPTION AND TRANSLATION.

—As every written vowel in Enamti lapreients sereial sounds, and is alsa Imble to modification before a final con-
sonant, no attempt hag been made to give a letter foi letter transliteration, which would ba of very little use Ins&ad, &
phonetic tranbonp'tioa has been given, showing the actual pioaunci&fcion of eaoh rowel. In th(s tr-msjnpt'on o represents
tie sound of o in ' often,' and d, that of a in ' all* In tie diphthong o«, both rowela are heard

* J. Nee&ham, Ms%>$ 1896>)

(BiSTBicT LAKHIMPHS.)

Mn-aan     kon   ko-liing1    yang    luk»chal    shang-ko,         Naii              luk

•Formerly   man's      a            were      tons           two.           Amongst      children

rnai i sh&ng-ko     nai3         luk-chai       ikn-nai        p6   man mai wa^ka,    'khiiug
&>'s    the-two aforesaid child (or son) younger-ike father Ms    to   said,    *(of) -goods

eha

kau             cliat-kbalaii-u-ko         pau»haii-ta.J        Mii-nai           man

my             whatever (there'le)        divide-give,'            Then              he

Itk-ohai   man mai       khtog       pau-hau-ka. Luk-chai    an     man    au

son

his     to   (hit)-properly   distributed.       Son   younger   hi$  taking   goods

Mi      ma-liimg-yaiig-slii         naung     kai-lung3   mai       ka-ka.
ihe  not'long-having-tarried    country      a-far        to         went.

nan
Country    that

mai     man      khung      tang-mung    kliai-kin-mofc-ka.*        Mu        khiiiig     maa
in       he      property        all (his)             wasted.              Jfter     property    his

taog-mtoig    mot-ka-nai     xnu-nai    miing     nan  mai         iip-kliau
all        getting -rid-of      then    country    that    In   famine (occurred)

lon,3

5

Man-an-ti-kin-ma-yang-ka.
He-had-nothing-to-eat,

Mii-nai
Then

man
he

kon-liing
man-a

mai

to

ka
went

1 £o is a numeral paiticle used for human beings.
s Jfat is a demonstrative pronoun used here for emphasis and recognition.
*  Lmg or long is au adrerb meaning very, exceedingly j BO that *«»./«»/ = very far,
4 Mai = lose 4i» = eat, mdt = finish.
*  M&n ait ti-fan m$ yang-hS, his what. tn«e»t not w»s,